Haut Fornel , Normandy,
France, 6 June 1944: The afternoon
of D-Day wore on with numerous disjointed actions in the Normandy
countryside for the Screaming Eagles. Preceding the main body
of C Company was a point of twenty-three men under Lieutenant
Morton J. Smit. As the point approached the village of Haut Fornel,
a truck suddenly pulled up and twenty Germans leaped out. Smit
unloaded on them, dropping ten, and scattering the remainder.
Meanwhile, the main force of Company C under Captain Hancock heard
the firing and moved forward to investigate. Just then Hancock
saw a German batterytwo 88s on halftracksenter the
village and halt just to his front. Hancock split his force into
two groups, seventeen men on a wide sweep to the left and another
seventeen under Lieutenant Jack Borchard, to come up from the
right. Action intensified quickly, as another gun-towing truck
was seen and a German platoon entered the village on foot. Private
William Kelly managed to disable one of the 88s with a Bazooka
round (the other disappeared). Enemy mortar and machine-gun fire
took its toll and halted the American attack. The Germans tried
to push forward but were stopped by accurate machine-gun and mortar
fire from an 81mm mortar commanded by Lieutenant Rance Cotton
of 1st Battalions HQ Company. The tables turned, most of
the German soldiers turned and fled. Hancock and Cotton then went
forward and rounded up thirteen prisoners.
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